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Address: 115-123 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE , England
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Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in...

Dragon Hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the heart of Norwich. Visit us to see our beautiful carved and painted dragon in the stunning timber crown post roof of the Great Hall. Discover more about Robert Toppes, the man that built Dragon Hall, commerce, trade and civic life in the 15th century and how Norwich became England's second city. After Toppes the building was changed and adapted over the centuries and the Great Hall was lost and only rediscovered in the 1970s above the attics of a row of terraced houses and shops.We provide a great programme of activities for children and families in school holidays, curriculum linked days for schools, craft and textile workshops for adults as well as markets, fairs and living history events, concerts and performances. Dragon Hall is also available to hire for weddings, celebrations and business events. Dragon Hall is managed by The Norfolk & Norwich Heritage Trust, a registered charity. All our activities help us to care for this unique building and keep it open as for learning, cultural and community activities.

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Well preserved Merchants Hall

credit to the local authorities who have managed to preserve this medieval building`s main features (the amazing beamed roof particularly) whilst making it a usable working... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Its not always open to the public as its being used for other functions so pick your time carefully. I like old architecturally important buildings and I appreciate the efforts and materials used as part of the construction process. As a timber framed medieval building it has a lot of features that are rare to find these days. I was... More 

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I am sure that it might be a great place to visit, but despite all current advertising and available fliers - it is now closed to visitors and now rented by some writers circle. There is no information displayed on or near the building. So trying doors, peering in through the windows does you no good. Very badly handled by... More 

1 Thank Richard T
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

An amazing building with such history attached to it. When you are there you really get a feel for how it was back then. It's lovely to see this building has been restored so beautifully. It can be hired out for functions at a cost. There are toilets.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

credit to the local authorities who have managed to preserve this medieval building`s main features (the amazing beamed roof particularly) whilst making it a usable working building. A little bit off the main tourist route it is well worth a visit (to be honest, a short visit) but by doing so you get to see a real slice of history... More 

1 Thank MattFS
Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This museum is fascinating. Covering many years of Norwich history, it offers much information about the river, commerce, currency, and more. A wonderful walk through sociology at it's best - giving a tangible sense of how Norwich people lived through the centuries, and the influences of their times.

1 Thank sarah3329
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were the only visitors during the hour or so spent in the museum. Videos are well worth watching, telling the remarkable story of Robert Toppes, medieval trade and civic life in fifteenth century Norwich. They bring to life the exhibits throughout this spectacular building.

1 Thank Gerald B
Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This building is a little off the beaten track in Kings Street. but still not far from the city centre, so worth seeking out. There has been masses of archaeological and restoration work returning it to show part of what was there when a very wealthy merchant turned it into his trading hall, in the Middle Ages. There was also... More 

Thank Claire R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We found enough here to amuse adults and children for an hour and a half on a rainy afternoon. Lots of things to keep kids interest as well as adults.

Thank Sleepysue29
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For a relatively small place, the number of things to children interested is surprising. We still hadn't seen everything when it was time to pull the kids away.

1 Thank LanceInKenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I never have a problem with prices for these places as I always say, as you can wander round and spend as much time as you like, and there are always interesting things to find out.I was lucky today as a group of us went round with the tour guide at no extra charge, and that was for the best... More 

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